On July 14, the second official day of my summer vacation, I went for a walk around Burnaby Lake. The weather was nice, I felt good. It was a long walk, around 19 km in total. At around the 17 km mark my left heel began to hurt for reasons unclear to me. Some possibilities that I came up with later:
- Pulled muscle
- Bruised bone
- Broken or sprained bone
- I managed to walk so wrong I damaged the heel
It is now August 12 as I write this, nearly a month later.
The left heel is still sore.
Is it better than before? I will say it is better than before, yes. And it may in part still be sore because I keep going for walks, almost every day, though the distance has shrunk from 19 km to 7-9 km. And I walk aggressively. The heel actually doesn’t feel too bad on these walks, as if I am limbering up the muscles and they feel better as a result.
But I’m not a doctor, so who knows. It could be ALIENS.
If my left heel is still sore when my doctor is back from his vacation (hopefully he does not hurt his heels), I will arrange an appointment to discuss possibilities, like resting the heel or getting a bionic replacement.
This concludes my August 2020 heel update. There may be a Part 2.